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We found 4 addiction providers who accept Medicare near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Blaise Joseph Wolfrum MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
484 North Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 895-4540

Dr. Blaise Wolfrum is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Schaumburg, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Wolfrum speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), substance abuse, and depression. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfrum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Clinical interests: Addictions, Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
2200 E Devon Avenue; Suite 285
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 257-7984

Dr. Anjali Gupta is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. Dr. Gupta accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta performed Dr. Gupta's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine
825 E Golf Road
Arlington Heights, IL
(847) 640-9180

Dr. Anthony March sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialties are family medicine and addiction medicine. Dr. March studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. March takes.

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
120 W Eastman Street; Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL
(847) 590-0050

Dr. Jacob Moskovic is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moskovic graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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What is Addiction?

The recreational use of alcohol or drugs can sometimes become so compulsive for a user that it causes physical changes to the body and brain. When people are addicted to a substance, they may want to stop using because of the harmful effects but are unable to do so on their own. Addiction recovery involves medical and psychological help to break free from an addiction.

There are generally three broad steps or phases of addiction recovery. First, detoxification removes the harmful substance from the body. This step can be difficult physically, depending on the substance and level of addiction, and in some cases it can even be life-threatening. Medical care and support are important to help patients through the uncomfortable side effects of detox.

The second step is treatment, which may involve several different kinds of psychotherapy and counseling, medication, or both. The most commonly used forms of therapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and motivational interview therapy. Goals of treatment generally include developing coping skills outside of substance use, identifying what caused the substance abuse in the first place, and repairing relationships. Medications such as methadone, naltrexone, or nicotine replacement help to relieve cravings and curb the physical effects of withdrawal.

The final phase of addiction recovery is maintenance or relapse prevention. Addiction is a chronic disease and treatment will be long-term. So while care at this stage may not be as frequent or intense as during the first two stages, in order to be successful, it needs to be in place.

Addiction is a very difficult disease that takes a huge toll on patients and their loved ones. Treating addiction can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Addiction specialists provide hope to those caught in a cycle they cannot escape without help.